I’m really impressed with kale. It’s an amazing vegetable, nourishing, easy to grow and stays fresh in your garden most of the year. Follow the links to learn more about our garden and more about the benefits of growing and eating kale.
I usually won’t use greens in a soup because I hate to eat the slimy green bits they make when cooked. Kale is an exception. It holds up well, even with all the hours in a crock pot; adding color and great texture to this soup. If you’ve never actually used kale in a soup, I’m encouraging you to go get some and use it in this recipe today. You will thank me later. Promise!
Lentil Sausage Soup Recipe Notes:
The sausage I use in this soup is spicy, low-fat, pre-cooked chicken sausage. Aidelle’s brand is one of our favorites. They have a delicious variety of pre cooked, low fat chicken sausages without most of the chemicals often found in sausages. Choose whichever flavor sausage you prefer. I love the spicy flavor, but Adele’s has many choices. By the way, this is not a sponsored post.
I like Aidelle’s natural chicken sausages and wanted to share that with you! We love the flavor sausage adds to this soup! Use any vegetables you have that will compliment your sausage and broth ingredients. Around here that will change throughout the year. Lentil sausage soup is so easy to make! It goes from first thought to the crock pot in fifteen minutes.
About the liquids:
When I make any soup, the liquids are NOT exact measurements. Feel free to adjust the liquids to make this soup perfect for your family. When I open a can of ingredients to make soup, canned beans or tomatoes, for example. I NEVER drain the liquids out of the cans.
My mom taught me as a girl, and her mom taught her, all that liquid is to be used. Draining the beans and other canned foods robs us of flavor and nutrients. The cooks in my family actually pour water into the cans and rinse the cans into the soup! We want every last drop of goodness. Always buy organic canned goods so you are only putting good food in your soup. We love to use every drop!
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